Dioscorea hemicrypta Family: Dioscoreaceae. A nice vining caudiciform from South Africa. The caudex is brown and mostly smooth when young but in time becomes cracked and fissured. Compared to the better known Dioscorea elephantipes this species has a more irregular caudex shape but otherwise takes similar care. Well grown plants in the ground can develop a caudex 2' diameter or larger! But in a pot a reasonable expectation is 6"-1' diameter when mature. Can grow year round but is more of a cool season grower and often goes dormant in summer. Water regularly during the growing season. Should be able to take full sun, but watch for sunburn until it is acclimated to your situation. Protect from frost.
You will receive a plant shown in the last image. It is shown growing in a 3.5" pot. Plants are currently dormant for the summer.
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